In the second part of our blog series we introduce you to the challenges in an embedded software project. Despite an internationally distributed and large development team, we develop agile according to Scrum.
In our last post you have learned about the advantages of Scrum and why it is worth using the Scrum model. But Scrum is designed for smaller teams, so how can Scrum be used effectively in a larger development team? The answer: Less works!
LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) is a framework to scale Scrum for large groups (2-8 Scrum Teams) while still working agile and being responsive to every employee. The advantages of regular Scrum remain the same: The framework is easy to integrate and understandable for everybody so that the focus can remain on working on the product value. Let’s have a closer look at the framework…
In LeSS all teams are working on the same Product Backlog, we have one Product Owner, we are working in a common sprint and we deliver a common increment. WOW that’s really easy!
Only two Scrum events will be extended. Due the team size a sprint planning with all participants would be inefficient. In LeSS we have a Sprint Planning 1 with the Product Owner and changing sub-team representatives where the main sprint tasks will be introduced by the PO. In the Sprint Planning 2 the representatives are going back to their sub-teams. With the input from the PO the sub-team will create a Sprint Backlog. Also the Sprint Retrospective will be splittet. In the first round each sub-team make a Sprint Retrospective. After that the switching sub-team representatives come together with the Product Owner and the Scrum Master to make an overall Sprint Retrospective.
More than 8 teams? No problem 🙂 Use LeSS Huge!
More information about LeSS can be found here: https://less.works/
Besides software projects, EDAG also works in an agile way on automotive projects with focus on hardware. In the last part of the blog series we show you how the agile development of a vehicle works in today’s time and what special features there are.